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Teaching Assistant (Level 3) – SEMH Focus

Reference: c1c89022-f54a-4afa-a532-e1011a333a41
Employer: Hampton Academies Trust
Location: Peterborough
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Hampton Gardens School

Hartland Avenue, Hampton Gardens, Peterborough, PE7 8HR.

Hampton Gardens is an inclusive school which is proud to serve the local community of Hampton, Yaxley and Cambridgeshire. The school serves just under 1200 students, offering 210 places in each year group and 300 places for Post16 students.

Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College all-through school, Hampton Lakes Primary School and Dogsthorpe Infant School. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.

Required from April 2024

Teaching Assistant (Level 3) – SEMH Focus

We are currently looking for a Level 3 Teaching Assistant to join our successful Achievement Support team at Hampton Gardens, providing specialised support to students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with an experienced SENDCo and provide ongoing support to Level 1 and Level 2 Teaching Assistants within the team.

In this role you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the emotional and social well-being of students. Working with the SENDCo and wider team, you will create a robust support system for students with SEMH barriers to learning, contributing significantly to their overall educational experience and success.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working as a Level 2 Teaching Assistant (or equivalent role), with experience working across the curriculum and delivering activities to small groups.

You will work 32.5 hours per week, term time plus 5 days. 3 days will be for staff training days in September and January. The remaining 2 days will be for SEN review meetings and training. These meetings may fall outside of core working hours, but will be agreed in advance with your line manager.

Working Hours:

8:15am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday (with a 45-minute unpaid lunch break) – 32.5 hours per week

Salary (Grade 7):

Full time salary (52 weeks) From: £26,421 to: £29,777

Actual salary (32.5 hrs / term time only + 5 days) From: £19,872 to: £22,396

We welcome applications from candidates who:

  • Possess the ability to inspire and motivate, and who have a passion for teaching and learning.
  • Have consistently high expectations with the drive to help all students achieve their full potential.
  • Are an exceptional team player and who enjoys supporting and working collaboratively with others.
  • Have the skill to form positive relationships for learning with all staff, students and parents.
  • Share our vision to deliver outstanding education for children and young adults and the commitment to make a difference to outcomes and achievements of students who attend HAT schools.

What we can offer you in return:

  • A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our Hampton schools have modern buildings, with light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way.
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.

Please note we are unable to accept CV’s or online applications. Please see the recruitment pack via the linked HAT website for full details of how to apply for this position.

Visits to the school before the application deadline are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the HR department (a contact email address can be found within the recruitment pack on the linked website). Please note that the school will be closed for the Easter holidays from Tuesday 2 April 2024 to Friday 12 April 2024.

Closing date:9.00am on Monday 22 April 2024

Please note that we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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